One of the world’s most recognizable championship venues, the Oakland Hills Country Club is located 20 miles north-west of Detroit, and was founded by businessman connected to the Ford Motor Company. It’s first course, the South Course, was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1918.
Surrounded by massive cliffs and crashing seas, the extraordinary Old Head Golf Links is built atop an ancient sandstone Promontory, known as the Old Head of Kinsale, which protrudes out from Ireland’s southern coastline. This historic site, whose earliest settlers predate Christ by several
At one point America’s largest country club, Olympia Fields was the brainchild of prominent businessman Charles Beach, who in 1915 recognized the growing popularity of golf and a shortfall in quality courses around the Chicago area. His search for a suitable site upon which to develop a mul
Situated 45 minutes outside Osaka, the Ono Golf Club is a delightful hidden gem built within rolling hills and beside an attractive lake. The course was built during the 1960s and designed by a local Japanese architect, who was clearly influenced by the best Western design philosophies.
The golfing highlight of Ontario’s rapidly developing Muskoka region is Oviinbyrd, an ultra-exclusive club servicing less than 200 members who enjoy exceptional facilities and immaculate golf in the area’s serene rock-strewn hills. Thomas McBroom’s design makes good use of the s
Totally renovated in 2007, Palmetto is an old MacKenzie track on nice Pine covered site that drops dramatically off a ridge at the 1st, meanders away from the clubhouse across softly rolling slopes and then rises back up the ridge for a closing quartet starting with the cool short par four 15th.
‘To be asked to build a golf course with Robert Tyre Jones Jr in his hometown is an honor and responsibility.’ Robert Trent JonesFrustrated by crowds and the pace of play at the East Lake Golf Club, Bobby Jones and a handful of his associates decided to build thei
Located on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, the Pennard Golf Club is one of the most interesting golf courses in the British Isles. Despite occupying classically undulating linksland full of bumps, humps, swales and tumbling dunes, it is actually situated some two hundred feet above the sea on
‘It is eighteen of the most exciting and memorable holes that I have ever built on one course.’ Pete DyeNamed in honor of its iconic creator, the Pete Dye Golf Club is built upon an abandoned 500-acre coal quarry north-east of Clarksburg, West Virginia. The club w
A storied club in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the Philly Country Club hosted the 1939 US Open on a William Flynn layout that was altered in the years after the Open as its clubhouse was relocated from what is now the 14th tee to above the current 18th hole. At some point Perry Maxwell is believe